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Sharh of Bulugh Maram: {The Imamate} Noted & Audio {FEBRUARY 19 2013}

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

SHARH BULUGH AL MARAAM 

(THE IMAMATE (The Position of Imam) Chapter 10 Page 148)


19 FEBRUARY 2013 / 08 RABI AL THANI 1434 HIJRI 

BY SHAIKH ABDULLAH AL FAISAL

EDITED BY ABU HAFIZA


The best imam is the one who loves the people and the people love him.

ARE YOU ALLOWED TO PRAY BEHIND AN ILLEGITIMATE CHILD?

An illegitimate child (a child born from adultery or fornication) can be an Imaam. However, this is disliked by Imaams Abu Hanifa, Maalik, and Al-Shaafi'ee, may Allaah have mercy upon them.

On the other hand, Imaam Ahmed may Allaah have mercy upon him is of the view that it is permissible for a child of illegitimate birth to lead the congregational prayer and that this is not dislikeable if he is of sound religion.

This is the preponderant opinion, Insha Allaah

Ibn Al-Munthir may Allaah have mercy upon him said:

'He can be an Imaam if he is acceptable, and the sin of others does not harm him.'
Allaah knows best.

The opinion of the jamhoor is that it is allowed but disliked, but the Hanbalis refuted them.

They used the following 2 ayats:

1. surah 17:15

Whoever goes right, then he goes right only for the benefit of his own self. And whoever goes astray, and then he goes astray to his own loss. No one laden with burdens can bear another's burden. And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).

(Al-Isra 17:15)

- Therefore the sin is on the parent not the child.

- So the Hanbalis used the hadith let the most knowledgeable lead the salah.

O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.

(Al-Hujurat 49:13)

- Therefore the opinion of the Hanbalis regarding this issue is the most accurate.

- So their imamate should not be frowned upon.

CAN YOU PRAY BEHIND A SHI'ITE?

With regard to preying behind one who is of this nature, Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

“It is not permissible to pray behind any of the mushrikeen, including those who seek the help of anyone other than Allaah and seek support from him, because seeking help through anyone other then Allaah, such as the dead, idols, the jinn, etc.
is shirk, the association of others with Allaah, glorified be He.

[Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz (vol. 2, p. 396)]

And he said: one should not pray behind any imaam who is known to exaggerate concerning the Ahl al-Bayt (members of the Prophet’s household).

If no such thing is known about him or any other Muslim, then it is OK to pray behind them.

[Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, vol. 12, p. 107]

If the shiite has shirk in his Aqeeda, then you are not allowed to pray behind him.

Be careful of people who undermine the imam by assassinating his character.

If you go to somebody's house he becomes the imam.

Every man is the imam of his house.

The imam should be merciful to the people.

He should not make long surahs in the prayer.

By praying long surahs you make the deen a burden on the people.

They will avoid the salah.

وعن جابر قال: صلى معاذ بأصحابه العشاء، فطول عليهم، فقال النبي - صلى الله عليه وسلم - «أتريد أن تكون يا معاذ فتانا؟ إذا أممت الناس فاقرأ: بـ (الشمس وضحاها) ، و (سبح اسم ربك الأعلى) ، و (اقرأ باسم ربك) ، (والليل إذا يغشى)». متفق عليه، واللفظ لمسلم

433. Jabir Ibn 'Abdullah (RAA) narrated, 'Mu'adh bin Jabal lead some of his companions in the 'Isha' prayer, but he made it too lengthy (recited long Suras). The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) then said to him, "Do you want to draw people into fitnah (tribulation, affliction) Mu'adh? When you lead people in prayer, recite "And by the sun and its brightness" (Surah ash-Shams no. 91), and "Glorify the name of your Lord" (Surah al-A'la no. 87), and "Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created..." (Surah al-'Alaq no. 96) and "By the night as it spreads" (Surah al-Lail no. 92)

[Agreed upon, and the wording is from Muslim]

Some people have weak bladders.

Some have kids crying.

Some people are sick.

The best position in the salah line is on the right side behind the imam.

This is why Uthaymeen refuted those who said you can pull someone back to join you in salah.

PRAYING BEHIND MUSLIMS IN PRISON

Some of them are imprisoned for murder, theft, etc.

It is better for the fraud or murderer to lead the salah.

The least likely to lead salah is the rapist.

ARE YOU ALLOWED TO PRAY BEHIND THE ASHA'IRA?

There is no scholar who said you cannot pray behind them.

We know their aqeeda of refusing Allah's 2 Hands etc, but still no scholar said praying behind them is haraam.

It is not allowed to bow before joining the line in salah.

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) told the sahabi not to repeat such behaviour.

وعن أبي بكرة - رضي الله عنه - أنه انتهى إلى النبي - صلى الله عليه وسلم - وهو راكع، فركع قبل أن يصل إلى الصف، فقال له النبي - صلى الله عليه وسلم: «زادك الله حرصا، ولا تعد». رواه البخاري. وزاد أبو داود فيه: فركع دون الصف، ثم مشى إلى الصف

443. Abu Bakrah (RAA) narrated that he reached the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) in the mosque while he was performing ruku' (bowing) in prayer, so Abu Bakrah bowed too before he joined the row. He mentioned this to the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and he said to him, "May Allah increase your love for goodness. But do not repeat that act again (bowing before joining the row)."

[Related by Al-Bukhari. Abu Dawud added to this narration, 'He bowed before he reached the row and then walked (bowing) to the row.']

Your salah is not bautil but what you did is makrooh.

STANDING IN JAMAAH SHOULDER TO SHOULDER, FEET TO FEET

This is what was recommended by the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

It is obligatory for the Muslims to make their rows straight and compact and to close the gaps between them. That is done by standing shoulder-to-shoulder and foot-to-foot.

It was narrated from Anas ibn Maalik that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Make your rows straight for I can see you behind my back.”

[Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 686; Muslim, 425]

It was narrated from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Make your rows straight, stand shoulder to shoulder and close the gaps, and do not resist your brothers’ hands. Do not leave any gaps for the Shaytaan. Whoever completes a row, Allaah will reward him, and whoever breaks a row, Allaah will forsake him.

Abu Dawood said: What is meant by “Do not resist your brothers’ hands” is that a man should be easy-going if his brother pushes him forwards or backwards to make the row straight. (‘Awn al-Ma’bood).

[Narrated by Abu Dawood, 666; al-Nasaa’i, 819. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 620.]

It was narrated that al-Nu’maan ibn Basheer said:

“The Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) turned to face the people and said, ‘Straighten your rows,’ three times, ‘for by Allaah either you straighten your rows or Allaah will create division among your hearts.’ And I saw men standing shoulder to shoulder, knee to knee, ankle to ankle.”                                       

[Narrated by Abu Dawood, 662; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 616]

PRAYING BEHIND A SEVEN YEAR OLD

It is halal to do so because the child has reached the age of common sense.

وعن عمرو بن سلمة قال: قال أبي: جئتكم من عند النبي - صلى الله عليه وسلم - حقا. قال: «فإذا حضرت الصلاة فليؤذن أحدكم، وليؤمكم أكثركم قرآنا»، قال: فنظروا فلم يكن أحد أكثر قرآنا مني، فقدموني، وأنا ابن ست أو سبع سنين. رواه البخاري، وأبو داود، والنسائي

436.'Amro bin Salamah (RAA) narrated, 'My father said: I have come to you from the one who is truly the Messenger of Allah.' The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said to them, "When it is time for prayer, then one of you should say the Adhan for prayer, and let the one amongst you who is the most versed in the Qur'an lead you in the prayer." 'Amro said, 'So, they looked for such a person and found none who was more versed in the Qur'an than me, therefore they made me their Imam in prayer and at that time I was only six or seven years old.'

[Related by Al-Bukhari, Abu Dawud and An-Nasa'i]

When Ibn Hajar went to Makkah, his recitation melted the people's heart.

He was just 12 years old, but they appointed him their imam to lead at the ka’ba.

THE IMAMATE OF A WOMAN

According to Tabari it is allowed unrestricted.

Ibn Rushd said:

They disagreed about imama of a woman. The majority maintained that she cannot lead men, but they disagreed about her leading women (in prayer). Al-Shafi'i permitted this while Malik prohibited it. Abu Thawr and al-Tabari deviated (from the majority opinion) and permitted her imama in absolute terms.

The majority agreed to prohibit her from leading men, because had this been permitted such permission would have been transmitted from the first generation (of Islam). Further, a known practice in prayer is that women should stand behind men; therefore it is obvious that their being at the front is not permitted. The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Keep them behind insofar as Allah has kept them behind."

It is for this reason that some jurists permitted them to lead women, as they have equal precedence for purposes of prayer. This has also been narrated from some members of the first generation.

Those who permitted her imama argued on the basis of the tradition of Umm Waraqa recorded by Abu Dawud "that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) used to visit her at her house and appointed a mu'adhdhin for her to recite the adhan for her. He ordered her to lead the members of her household in prayer."

There are many issues under this topic of imama, including their disagreement about the qualifications stipulated for the imam. We have left out their discussion as they are not expressly mentioned in the law.

The Qadi (Ibn Rushd) said: "What we have aimed for in this book is the discussion of issues that have been transmitted and of those that are closely related to the transmitted issues."

[Bidayat al-Mujtahid (vol. 1, pg. 161)]

Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said:

"A learned woman leading unlettered men in the night prayers of Ramadan is permissible in the well known statement of Ahmed (ibn Hanbal), and as for all other supererogatory prayers, and then there are two narrations."

[Naqd Maratib al-ijma' (pg. 290)]

It would have been better to let men lead the salah to avoid fitnah.

Bear in mind that in fiqh there are different opinions.

Some you will like and others you won’t.

So this topic may not be easy to digest by the people.

THE TWENTY ROLES IF THE IMAM

To be an imam of a masjid is very difficult job.

1. To lead the five daily prayers.

In some countries, the masjids are only open on Fridays for Jumuah Salah.
2. To teach Quranic recitation to the people of the community.

Narrated By 'Uthman: The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it."

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 61, Hadith 545]

3. To teach aqeeda, fiqh, tafsir, seerah, hadith.

At least these 5 subjects should be taught to the community.
4. To perform Nikah.

The best place for the nikah is in the masjid.

5. To perform Aqeeqa (naming ceremony).

The imam calling the adhan on the right ear and the iqaama on the left is not an issue.

6. To provide counselling to marriage couple.

If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from her's; if they both wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allah is Ever All Knower, Well Acquainted with all things.

(An-Nisa 4:35)

So if the couple have a fall out he needs to provide counselling to save the marriage.

7. To provide counselling for the Muslim youth who wayward.

8. To provide Ruqiyyah to those who are possessed by the jinn.

9. To give dawah to the non Muslim visitors who come to the masjid.

Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Ma'ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful.

(Al Imran 3:104)

10. To perform janaazah over the dead.

11. To launch fundraising activities for the masjid.

12. To launch projects for the masjids.

-e.g. schools, library etc...

13. To take the lead at shura meetings.

And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allah's) Forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).

(Al Imran 3:159)

14. To arbitrate in the disputes.

There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allah's Cause), or Ma'ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allah has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allah, We shall give him a great reward.

(An-Nisa 4:114)

The rasul (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) did all these roles mentioned here.

He helped raised funds for a man who was in debt.

15. To collect the Zakat and distribute it.

So he is the baitul maal.

And of them are some who accuse you (O Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) in the matter of (the distribution of) the alms. If they are given part thereof, they are pleased, but if they are not given thereof, behold! They are enraged!

(At-Tawbah 9:58)

This is given to the imam if he is from ahlul sunnah wa jamaah not from goofy sufi or the other sects.

Narrated Abu Saeed al-Khudri: 'Ali bin Abi Talib sent a piece of gold not yet taken out of its ore, in a tanned leather container to Allah's Messenger. The Messenger of Allah distributed that amongst four Persons: 'Uyaina bin Badr, Aqra' bin Habis, Zaid al-Khail and the fourth was either Alqama or Amir bin at-Tufail. On that, one of his companions said, "We are more deserving of this (gold) than these (persons)." When that news reached the Prophet, he said, "Don't you trust me though I am a trustee of the One in the Heavens, and I receive the news of Heaven (i.e. Divine Inspiration) both in the morning and in the evening?" There got up a man with sunken eyes, raised cheek bones, raised forehead, a thick beard, a shaven head and a waist sheet that was tucked up and he said,

"O Messenger of Allah, fear Allah!" The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Woe to you! Am I not of all the people of the earth the most entitled to fear Allah?" Then that man went away. Khalid bin al-Walid said, "O Messenger of Allah! Shall I chop his neck off?" The Prophet said, "No, for he may offer prayers." Khalid said, "Numerous are those who offer prayers and say by their tongues (i.e. mouths) what is not in their hearts.

"Allah's Messenger said, "I have not been ordered (by Allah) to search the hearts of the people or cut open their bellies." Then the Prophet looked at him (i.e. that man) while the latter was going away and said, "From the offspring of this (man there will come out (people) who will recite the Qur'an continuously and elegantly but it will not exceed their throats. (They will neither understand it nor act upon it). They would go out of the religion (i.e. Islam) as an arrow goes through a game's body." I think he also said, "If I should be present at their time I would kill them as the nations a Thamud were killed."

[Al-Bukhari (4351) and Muslim (1064)]

16. To deliver khutbahs on a Friday.

O you who believe (Muslims)! When the call is proclaimed for the Salat (prayer) on the day of Friday (Jumu'ah prayer), come to the remembrance of Allah [Jumu'ah religious talk (Khutbah) and Salat (prayer)] and leave off business (and every other thing), that is better for you if you did but know!

(Al-Jumu'ah 62:9)

17. To arrange marriages between brothers and sisters (matchmaking).

The rasul (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was faced with a task to find a wife for Julaibib.

18. To be the wali of sisters who are reverts with no wali from their family.

Aisha reported that Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Any woman who gets married without the permission of her guardian, her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid. But if the marriage is consummated then the mahr is hers because she has allowed him to be intimate with her. If they dispute, then the ruler is the guardian of the one who has no guardian.”

[Sunan Tirmidhi (3/399-400) No. 1102, Musnad Ahmad (6/47) No. 24251, Sunan Abu Dawud (2/229) No. 2083, Sunan Ibn Majah (3/77) No. 1879]

19. To annule marriages.

So if for example if a muslim woman's husband apostates.

20. To incite the Muslims and lead them to jihad.

Ibn Taymiyyah did this against the Tartars.

And (remember) when you (Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) left your household in the morning to post the believers at their stations for the battle (of Uhud). And Allāh is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

(Al Imran 3:121)

The rasul (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) didn't sit back at home with his family but went to the frontline and led the people in battle.

The imam who preaches jihad is dangerous to the kufaar and the mimbar is a very dangerous weapon.

In countries like Malaysia the khutbah is faxed to the imam and he reads that in the khutbah.

This is why they killed Imam Anwar Al Awlaki (RH) because he preached jihad and he speaks people listen.

The mimbar is more dangerous than atomic bomb!

You are not allowed to go to the janaazah of the person who didn't frequent the masjid.

It is not for the Mushrikun (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah), to maintain the Mosques of Allah (i.e. to pray and worship Allah therein, to look after their cleanliness and their building, etc.), while they witness against their own selves of disbelief. The works of such are in vain and in Fire shall they abide.

(At-Tawbah 9:17)

The Mosques of Allah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day; perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat and fear none but Allah. It is they who are expected to be on true guidance.

(At-Tawbah 9:18)

And never (O Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) pray (funeral prayer) for any of them (hypocrites) who dies, nor stand at his grave. Certainly they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger, and died while they were Fasiqun (rebellious, - disobedient to Allah and His Messenger Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

(At-Tawbah 9:84)

Do janaza over Muslims by practice.

THE TEN BENEFITS OF PRAYING IN Jamaa'ah

1)     IT INCREASES YOUR EEMAN

2) IT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF IDENTITY

It is not for the Mushrikun (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah), to maintain the Mosques of Allah (i.e. to pray and worship Allah therein, to look after their cleanliness and their building, etc.), while they witness against their own selves of disbelief. The works of such are in vain and in Fire shall they abide. The Mosques of Allah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day; perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat and fear none but Allah. It is they who are expected to be on true guidance.

(At-Tawbah 9:17-18)

You belong to the ummah of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

You takfeer yourself by not going to the masjid.

3) YOU GET GREAT REWARD FOR EACH STEP GOING TO THE MASJID

You get great baraka for each step.

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "He who purified himself at home then walked to one of Allah’s Houses to perform one of Allah’s commands, each one of his steps would wipe out a sin and the other would increase his rewards.”

{Imam Muslim}

4) IT ENHANCES THE ISLAMIC BROTHERHOOD

By the interaction.

5) YOU GET TO KNOW THE FIQH AL WAAKA OF THE COMMUNITY

6) IT DEMONSTRATES THE GROWTH OF ISLAM

By the salah line growing.

7) IT SHOWS THE TAQWAH OF THE COMMUNITY

For the masjid to be full.

Especially at fajr.

It is haraam to leave the masjid when the adthan is called unless it is a dire necessity.

8) IT DEMONSTRATES THE UNITY OF THE MUSLIMS

All races and tribes praying together shows unity.

9) IT SHOWS THE SUCCESS OF THE IMAM

It shows he is successful as a spiritual leader.

10) IT MAKES ALLAH LOVE YOU AND THE PEOPLE LOVE YOU

We know this from the dua of Ibrahim.

11) FREQUENT THE MASJID WIPES OUT YOUR SINS

"O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivable valley by Your Sacred House (the Ka'bah at Makkah); in order, O our Lord, that they may perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), so fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and
(O Allah) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks.

(Ibrahim 14:37)

Abu Huraira narrated the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “The five daily prayers, Friday prayer to the following Friday prayer, and Ramadan to the following Ramadan are expiations for sins as long as one abstains from major sins."

[Sahih Muslim (1/209) No. 233 and Musnad Ahmad (2/400) No. 9186]

15 REASONS WHY DO PEOPLE AVOID THE MASJID

1) SOME MASJIDS HAVE BEGGARS THAT CHASE AWAY THE RICH PEOPLE.

It is haraam to go to the masjid to beg.

You have to write a letter to the imam for your needs.

The imam will look into the matter, and deal with it.

2) BECAUSE OF LONG SALAHS

On the authority of Anas bin Malik: The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam)."

[al-Bukhari (6125) and Muslim (1734)]

The imam recites long surah.

The longevity of salah.

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "When any of you lead other people in prayer, you should make it short, for among you are there are weak, sick and old people. [One version adds: "And those who have a need to attend to."] When you pray by yourself, you can make it as long as you wish."

[al-Bukhari (703) and Muslim (467)]

3) THE KHUTBAHS ARE TOO LONG

They fear losing their jobs.

'Ammar bin Yasir (RA) reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) saying, "Prolonging Salat (prayer) and shortening the Khutbah (religious talk) indicate the religious knowledge of the person. Make your Salat long and your sermon short."

[Sahih Muslim (2/594) No. 869]

The khutbah of the prophet was approx 15 mins.

His farewell khutbah was aprrox 10 mins. hence memorable.

4) THE MASJID IS RUN BY AN ASTRAY SECT BY ZINDEEQS

And as for those who put up a mosque by way of harming and disbelief, and to disunite the believers, and as an outpost for those who warred against Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) a foretime, they will indeed swear that their intention is nothing but good. Allah bears witness that they are certainly liars.

(At-Tawbah 9:107)

Not every masjid is setup to promote Islam.

Some are built by munafiqeen.

Not every masjid is a real masjid.

In France they are going to open a gay masjid.

The real masjid is the one that preaches ahlus sunnah wal jamaah.

In some masjids they preach hislaam and others preach Islam.

5) PEOPLE AVOID THE MASJID BECAUSE OF ENVY

But Allāh chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allāh is the Owner of Great Bounty.

(Al-Baqarah 2:105)

They say if the masjid is successful the imam will get the credit and become popular.

They envy the imam.

The quraish wanted to know why Allah chose a poor orphan for a prophet.

They wanted who they thought to be the prophet.

And they say: "Why is not this Qur'ān sent down to some great man of the two towns (Makkah and Tā'if)?"

(Az-Zukhruf 43:31)

6) ASABIYYA

The masjid is not governed by their tribe or race.

You have masjids of different races and tribes in the big cities.

All of us come from Adam.

And Adam is from dust.

O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allāh is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqûn (pious - see V.2:2). Verily, Allāh is All-Knowing, All-Aware.

(Al-Hujurat 49:13)

Saeed al-Jurairi narrated Abi Naddra told me of a sermon he heard from the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) in middle during the Days of Tashreeq said: “O people, your Lord is One and your father [i.e., Adam] is one. There is no superiority of the Arab over the non-Arab, or of the non-Arab over the Arab, or of the red over the black, or of the black over the red – except with regard to taqwa...”

[Musnad Ahmad (5/411) No. 23536]

Hama means black mud altered.

7) ARROGANCE

They look down on the community.

They become a success and look down on the community.

It Is narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. Mas'ud that the Apostle of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), observed: He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride shall not enter Paradise. A person (amongst his hearers) said: Verily a person loves that his dress should be fine, and his shoes should be fine. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: Verily, Allah is Graceful and He loves Grace. Pride is disdaining the truth (out of self-conceit) and contempt for the people.

[Sahih Muslim (1/93) No. 91]

They graduate from oxford etc. and become businessmen.

"And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allāh likes not each arrogant boaster.

(Luqman 31:18)

They think the community is beneath them.

Then they want janaza prayed over them.

Someone called once and said a man died and he is  muslim, he never came to salah, shaikh of the masjid told them to throw him in the dustbin.

He looked down on the community.

8) DUE TO THE SHORTCOMING OF THE IMAMS

The prophet said have sabr with the imam.

If you break away you break to the hell-fire.

9) DUE THE SHORTCOMING OF THE UMMAH

They can't have sabr with theses shortcomings.

Ibn Umar (RA) narrated the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “The believer that mixes with people and endures the hardship they cause, he is better than the believer who does not mix with people and so does not endure the hardship they cause."

[Musnad Ahmad (5/365) No. 23147, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/160) No. 4032, Sunan Tirmidhi (4/243) No. 2507]

10) THEY ARE TOO BUSY WITH THEIR SHOPS AND BUSINESSES

And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allāh as rivals (to Allāh). They love them as they love Allāh. But those who believe, love Allāh more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment that all power belongs to Allāh and that Allāh is Severe in punishment.

(Al-Baqarah 2:165)

The biggest false deity is the Benjamin, the us dollar.

You think about bhudda and sita and other false gods but forget the Benjamin because of the Benjamins we have wicked scholars.

11) THEY DON'T LOVE ALLAH

And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allāh and in His Messenger (Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam); and that they came not to As-Salāt (the prayer) except in a lazy state; and that they offer not contributions but unwillingly.     

(At-Tawbah 9:54)

12) THE MASJID IS TOO FAR FROM HOME

Some live two hours from the masjid.

When a masjid is built the home prices in the area will double.

Everyone wants to live close to the masjid.

13) THE IMAM IS SELF-TAUGHT AND NOT QUALIFIED

14) THE IMAM IS BORING WITH NO CHARISMA

He is boring.

15) IT HAS SECURITY CAMERAS

There are spies at the masjid.

Some masjids have cameras in the wudu section of the sisters.

The masjid is infested with spies.